Deborah Raichman

Creation for website


Watercolor 30″ x 24″ According to the Kabbalah, the hidden meaning of the first phrase of the Torah:   ‘Bereshit barah Elokim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz”, is that G-d’s first act was to create the letters from Aleph to Taph (et). Read more →

Genesis #4 for website

Genesis IV

Watercolor & Collage 14″x 17″ This collage interprets the process of creation.    Here we find three Hebrew letters, symbolizing the entire Alephbet.  The ones depicted are: Aleph , first letter of the Alephbet; Mem, the middle letter; and the last one, Tav.   If we put these three letters together we obtain the word ‘EMET ‘ which means truth.… Read more →

Schwartz ketubah for website

Schwartz Ketubah

Watercolor Private Collection This ketubbah has an oval shape which symbolizes life. The two decorated sectors celebrate the bride and the groom, respecctively. They each chose ‘pitgamim” (proverbs), that are significant for them, to decorate this part of the Ketubbah. The dove and the shabbes candles symbolize peace in a Jewish home. The two shaking hands are a traditional motif… Read more →